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-old american hs been released from korea. >>> a world without nelson mandela. >>> help wanted. a december surprise on the job front more companies are hiring but does that mean the country is turning around. >>> the luck of the draw. the world cup selection is set. the u.s. is facing some tough odds but don't count the team out. >>> and we begin with more news, breaking news out of north korea. american citizen merle newman has been frie freed after beingd bheldby north korea for a month. new dollarsman wags was te detaa sightseeing tour. melissa is live in san lan witht developmentses. developments. as you can imagine the family has been zpi distraught. the north korean's famously unpreictable. the u.s. state department had this statement. >> we are pleased that mr. newman has been allowed to depart from the dprk and rejoin his family zplmp. this positive decision shows the continuing detention of mr. bay who has been in dprk custody for over a year. the dprk the official name of north korea. vice president biden had comments about merle newman's release. >> it's a positive thing they ha
for the father of a face - the latest from south africa as people celebrate the life of nelson mandela. >> it has been almost 20 years trying to bring about a global trade deal. the world trade organization has come up with an agreement said to be worth $18 trillion for the international economy. >> it is so agreed. >> the deal was made in bali and indonesia, aimed at increasing global commerce and making it easier for poorer countries to do trade. >> for the first time in our history we have truly delivered. we have achieved something significant. people all around the world will benefit from the package delivered here today. >> here is what is it could mean. it's claimed it will create 21 million jobs, 18 million in developing countries and cut red removing the need for many taxes and bribes. the w.t.o. is trying to remove all subsidies. the deal means that some developing countries can keep them in they are needed to feed the poor. the results are yet to be seen. india is happy it can keep its subsidy. >> i view this as a victory for the farmers of india, for the farmers, for subsistence farme
will have to be made. >> it's sunday in south africa. the country's official week of mourning for nelson mandela has begun. it is well into sunday morning, yet there is still a few dye hards. to my left on the streets, it played a few part in nelson mandela's life and the life of apartheid. so many came out to honour the struggle and the lessons that he left with. >> this street hosted apartheid's bloodiest battle and thanked its famous residents for winning the fight. outside nelson mandela's house, and played protest songs. >> in a quiet corner, nelson mandela was thanked. this was a champ, he coaches kids to box because nelson mandela asked him to. nelson mandela urged him to help his community and to take his anger out on the community, not the street. >> i wouldn't be alive today. i help the children now. >> nelson mandela loved boxing. he considered it an outlet for stress and anger. >> he trained here. it's the soweto ymca today. >> today young men from soweto train in a mooederb space. when nelson mandela boxed here, it was made of concrete. >> there were hard times. >> thanks to
and called for the release of kenneth bay. >> now to the passing of nelson mandela. you are seeing live pictures where people from all over the world are gathering in johannesburg celebrating his life with dance, prayer and a photograph. it was a unique gift to bring people together even in death. >> nelson mandela dreamt of a rainbow nation. south africa is not present. this couple remembered the man called tata. >> to see this many people across - across borders and across races singing together and honouring an amazing man. >> we are here because of nelson mandela. we live the same life as other people. he was the greatest father in the world. >> during apartheid black south africans couldn't even walk the streets. now they come here to sing. old protest songs. [ singing ] >> they danced to songs about nelson mandela's life. he empowered them and the country to emerge from their laws. >> what have you taken from his leadership? >> unity. that's the most important thing. >> peace, reconciliation, that was the message, a message we have to teach our children and our children's children
1994 when nelson mandela delivered a first address as president of south africa. now an opportunity for them to learn about the democracy path that was born at that time. >> the first step on this side, that side - it's got an emblem. the president sits there alone. this is where he has his own place. >> from the tour guide an anecdote demonstrating that the great can get it wrong. >> the former president was making is a speech in this house. once he was making a speech he noted a red button flicking next to him. he wanted to know what was going on. he had to stop and find out as to what was really going on. he was told, "mr president, you don't have to worry. no one is in danger. the reason that red light goes on is because you should have finished speaking a long time ago." >> underlying the better life that nelson mandela made. >> i think it is a big thing for me, that nobody would have done for me. >> i think he played a role, especially for the young people of today. he made a sacrifice for where we are today. there's a lot of opportunities that came from what - from the decisi
of nelson mandela makes its first statement since his death as the memorial grows for the antiapartheid leader. power outages and a travel nightmare. wintry weather spreads across the u.s. >> tonight a u.s. veteran is home with his family after being held in north korea for more than a month. merrill newman arrived in the 85-year-old was accused of committing crimes while he served in the korean war. his family called merrill newman's time in north korean's hands, "a very difficult ord eel", >> melissa chan has the story. >> when merrill newman made the trip, he would not have known how difficult it would turn out. after weeks of detention he's in the u.s., looking healthy, with his wife by his side and a simple message. >> it's been a great homecoming, and i'm tired, but happy to be with my family now. thank you all for the support. very much appreciated. >> merrill newman was a soldier in a korean war. his visit to pyongyang was a long-planned vacation down memory lain. he was no ordinarily soldier. the north koreans released this concession video, likely forced by newman, admitting h
for a huge memorial for nelson mandela, we speak exclusively to his eldest daughter about his final days. >> in the last moment, we were sitting with him on thursday, the whole day. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america, and also around the globe. after weeks of unrest, today the authorities in ukraine are setting up their crackdown on protestors, just a day after a statue of former soviet leader, lenin was toppled in kiev, security forces have broken into the offices of the leading opposition party than and police are dismantling camps. u.s. vice president joe biden said violence has no part in a democratic society. i spoke to steven rosenberg. >> are the ukrainian authorities using different tactics? >> certainly today we saw far more police in the center of kiev than we did yesterday, particularly in the government district a short distance from independence square here. what they were doing was trying to push gradually the protestors away from key government buildings. now on the square here, independence square, we haven't seen any police today. but the authoriti
. >>> south african mourners are holding vigils and memorials for nelson mandela continues. and this marijuana ingredient is bringing hundreds of families with epileptic children to colorado. >> we'll start with the legacy of nelson mandela. >> part of successful white government that kept nelson mandela in jail and then served for mandela. as u.s. ambassador and then foreign minister it was his task to defend the continued imprisonment of nelson mandela and other political opponent. but privately he long lobbied for mandela's release. >> i submitted a memorandum, due to the effect that mr. mandela ought to be released that we're bringing a bigger martyr of him every day he stays in prison, and that his international aclaim and status would be growing to an extent that we would not be able to hand it will any more. unfortunately, it continued on. >> here we have a man 27 years in prison. the day he was released he displayed the acumen and attitude of an american who has been a president before. amazing. amazing what insight he had into the minds of people. and for that matter into world affair
and bitter battle against apartheid. streets tonight have been a place of celebration for the life of nelson mandela. much more on that in a few moments. >>> but our top story tonight comes from california, where an 85-year-old american man is home after a seven-week ordeal as a prisoner in north korea. the end of a tense standoff came suddenly, the north korean government saying merrill newman, a korean war vet with a heart condition was released for humanitarian reasons. nbc's mike taibbi is in palo alto with more for us. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. the north korean officers say they deported merrill newman, others say he was freed after a detention that never should have happened. bottom line, the 85-year-old the ex-marine for a trip that lasted much longer than it should have is home. it happened quickly without any prior announcement, the flight from pyongyang to beijing, and merrill newman finally able to speak freely. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. >> reporter: and then after a direct flight to san francisco, american soil. >> it's been a great, great home
.t.o.'s body and soul. tributes paid to nelson mandela. the issue of subsidies affects 600 million who rely on discounted grain and other agricultural product to survive. the government itself wants to make sure. i made that clear before going to bali that they would not move. they have to enshrine in law that people under the poverty level would be guaranteed a certain amount of grain per month. it's part of the coalition policy and the jewel in the crown of what they achieved in this particular parliament. failing to exempt india and others would have been disaster for any government. we are heading to a general election. parliament will be dissolved and a general election amount. the upa government will go to the masses and say, "this is what we have done for you." they are hoping that the masses will react to that knowing that the subsidy issue will be left indefinitely until a permanent solution can be found, one that india agreed to. >> a philippine congressman joins me from oz low. this is the first deal the world trade organization has completed in 18 years. was it worth the wait? >
time to come. >> south africa beginnings a week of ser -- ceremonies honouring nelson mandela. crowds left flowers, photographs and balloons outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. a memorial service will be held on tuesday with president obama, george w. bush, and jimmy carter. the man defending nelson mandela's yisent is also speaking out. mike hanna sat with him to talk about the unique relationship. >> there was an excessive part of the government that get-nelson mandela in gaol, and he served under nelson mandela in the first democratic cabinet. as u.n. ambassador and foreign minister, it was his task to publicly defend the yisent of nelson mandela and other political opponents. privately he maintains he lobbied for nelson mandela's release. >> in 1982 i submitted a memorandum prepared by my department. and to the effect that nelson mandela ought to be released. we were making a bigger martyr of you every day stays in prison. that is international. and status. would be growing to an extent where he would not be able to handle it. eight years later nelson mandela became a
and the world is saying good-bye to nelson mandela and my conversation with maya angelou and gary player about the power to inspire people to imagine a better world and make it real. and later, you'll meet a man who spent 18 years in prison and came close to being executed for a murder he didn't commit despite evidence he didn't do it. >>> we begin tonight with breaking news of freakish and dangerous weather pattern that made it possible to experience a 105 degree swing from miami where it was 80 to montana where it was minus five. super cold rain is falling, freezing and coating a big chunk of the country in misery and y mayham. >> reporter: two days ago here in arkansas, the state was reaching near record high temperatures, 75 degrees on wednesday. today, try 26 and a dangerous layer of ice coating the roads, cars spun out and power lines weighed down with the frozen rain. >> the biggest problem we got right now, no traffic on the road. therefore no traffic when we put the salt and sand down, sleet come down and sit on top of it and sit there, and until there's really stop, i don't think w
after nelson mandela was released it from prison in 1990, he came on a tour to the united states to raise funds here, to raise further support here for the anti-apartheid cause, but also to say thank you to americans who had supported him and supported south africans in their fight to end apartheid. nelson mandela has been a household name this this country and around the world for decades. but with his death now at the age of 95, the details of what he did, of how he became one of the most famous people on earth, one of the greatest leaders of the century, it is such an astonishing and surprising story. it is as if you are hearing of this man for the first time when you hear the details of how he -- of how he became who he became. lester holt and us here at msnbc have put together it this explanation, this chronicle of the drama of nelson mandela's life. watch. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: a savior to his people. >> he was the man who recognized the need to stand up and devote yourself entirely to the str strugg struggle. >> reporter: persecuted under a form of rep
nelson mandela and north korea. the november jobs report. margaret carlson and ramesh ponnuru debate obamacare's revival. we begin the program with the former secretary of state, dr. madeleine albright. madame secretary. >> good to be with you. >> you paid tribute to the noble statesmen, nelson mandela. you say you treasure the memory of your meetings with him. what is the most memorable? >> the most memorable was his modesty. he walked up to me and said, hello, i am nelson mandela, like you would not know. when he spoke at the general assembly session, he walked up slowly to that podium and he would take out his glasses and he would clean them and then he would put them on, then he would speak with a great cadence. i also visited him. as a human being, he was stunning. the more you knew the history of a man that had spent so much time in prison. for me, the most important thing about him was his forgiveness. >> no bitterness. >> no bitterness. >> you said his words and works will survive. when you look around the world today whether it is asia, the middle east, or africa, there is t
for the fallen father of south africa - celebrating the life of nelson mandela. >> a mix of snow, sleet and rain crippling parts of the country, causing pile-up and cancelling hundreds of flights. hopefully they'll make changes that affect the industry. >> and a megabrokerage firm t against any u.s. company. >> good morning. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm mad forward. >> an american war veteran detained in north korea is on his way back to the united states. the u.s. is calling on the koreans to release another american, merrilman was met by american officials in budget airport early saturday. merrill newman is expected to arrive at san francisco around noon eastern time and al jazeera's correspondent has more. >> merrill newman is headed home. the 85-year-old was held captive for a month in north korea. >> i'm glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance the dprk has given for me to fe on my own. >> a veteran of the korean war. he was pulled from his flight back from to the united states. he admitted to his wrongdoing and apologised. his age and medical condition played a part. >>
for the south african leader nelson mandela. >> the american war veteran retained by north korea since october is due to arrive inwe'rt community where newman was ma wr thanksgiving, but he'll be home for the holidays. when he first made the trip to north korea he could not have imagined how difficult of a trip it would turn out. but now he'll return to the u.s. a great relief for his family. >> i'm very glad to be home. i'm appreciate the government to allow me to be on my way. >> i offered him a ride home but he pointed out there is a direct flight to san francisco, his home. i don't blame him. i would be on that flight, too. >> newman was a soldier in the korean war and his visit was a long-planned vacation down memory lane. but he was no order soldier. the north koreans released this confession, likely forced by newman, admitting his afill ways with the white tigers. for newman the war is history. but for north koreans, newman was an enemy of the state. the two countries never signed a peace treaty, and tec technicaly still at war and his release would need the permission of kim jong-un. >
. a second storm is forming right now. we're live with the forecast. and beyond borders, how nelson mandela influenced civil rights leaders here and his complicated relationship with the united states. >>> also at this hour, on the record right now, president obama is wrapping up remarks about israel during a time of tension over iran. these are some live pictures. the president literally just wrapping up. more from the white house. >>> and the budget breakthrough, a rare bipartisan plan is in the works right now. i'll ask a gop congresswoman if they'll make deadline day. >>> there will be a lot of friendships made and other kids will have a friend to play with. >> and the buddy bench. one second-grader's idea to solve loneliness is today's big idea. a lot to get to. >>> we start this hour with the release of 85-year-old american veteran merrill newman. newman arrived at san francisco international airport about two hours ago to applause. he was holding his wife's hand. the north korean government released newman late last night. they'd been holding him in the country since october. as you
. more man a dozen states in a deep freeze. >>> then the unprecedented plans for nelson mandela's funeral, as the world gets ready to say good-bye. we'll have details on the event and speak with some who know him well. >>> last night's grammy nomination show last night got the music ball rolling for some of music's top performers. this saturday december 7th, 2013. >>> and welcome to the weekend. we also have a great lineup of guests in the house this morning, he's made more than 80 movies but his new one has the oscar buzz factory. >> plus his rise to stardom is as unique as her style. she's here to show us how her life has changed. >> valerie june will perform in our saturday session. >>> but first, he's finally free, the 85-year-old american tourist and veteran of the korean war held captive in north korea since october, is now on his way home. >> right now, merrill newman is on a flight to san francisco. seth dome reports from beijing. >> reporter: freedom after 43 days. merrill newman arrived at beijing's airport today after a flight from north korea.
. people mourning and remembering the life of south african president nelson mandela. his family thanking everyone for their thoughts and prayers. >> we have lost a great man. his greatness in our family was in the simplicity of his nature. >> america will never forget the attack on pearl harbor. launched our country into world war ii. today we thank those brave men and women who fought to save the world. farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? ♪ [ male announcer ] the parking lot helps by letting us know who's coming. the carts keep everyone on the right track. the power tools iroduce themselves. all the bits and bulbs keep themselves stocked. and the doors even handle the checkout so we can work on that thing that's stuck in the thing. [ female announcer ] today, cisco is connecting the inte
'll go live to dallas, one of the hardest-hit areas. >>> and south africa prepares to bury nelson mandela. we'll talk with martin luther king iii. he'll tell us about his memories of meeting mandela and the shared legacy with his own father. >>> let's begin this hour with merrill newman, an elderly u.s. war veteran dragged off a plane and then locked up in north korea and is now free after six weeks held without any real explanation. he was suddenly released overnight by the communist country. north korea calling it a, quote, deportation. joining me now, cnn correspondent dan simon. he's at the airport in san francisco awaiting newman's arrival, about when he is expected to arrive, and this is some journey, isn't it? >> reporter: it really is, fredricka. and it's really important we remind our viewers of the nature of the situation. this is an 85-year-old with a heart condition who had been held in north korea since october, and no one knew what was going to happen to him until he was suddenly released by the government last night. he is expected to land in about an hour from now. behind
the lx of the broadcasts the world mourns the death of democracy icon and peace activist nelson mandela at texas away at the age of ninety five the vice president joe biden introduced new regional issues including the recent air defense browse and north korea's nuclear threats during a speech at one of the nation's top universities it is in north korea is believed to be deposed number two man may be hiding out in china in a quest for asylum in south korea on sunday it's the good sense. welcome to primetime years it's friday this ever sit here in korea life and soul mind and tell him thank you for joining us we begin with present at today's meeting with visiting us vice president joe biden at the presidential office that on a date this morning discussions of the current geopolitical tension in northeast asia that success to paint the presidential office correspondence onto to have to detox. even the president acting u s vice president biden stretched all the good hour long protest get told that the kids got to see the variety of issues freedom from the file at all to the global.
the area. >> the effort to honor nelson mandela and protect the 70 world leaders coming to pay respects. >> inside kennedy center here in washington d.c. the star studded tribute for five national treasures. >> we begin with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> i don't like the snow or ice. >> holy freaking moly. >> a mixture of snow and freezing rain from pennsylvania to new england. >> in new york city i see this mullti multicar pile up. >> crazy whiteout conditions in philadelphia. >> president barack obama and the first lady on their way to south africa you to pay tribute to nelson mandela. >> to see the whites and blacks together on the streets. it's because of nelson. >> defense secretary chuck hagel, first trip there for the pentagon chief in three years. >> it's a simple match. three were taken to the hospital. >> hundreds thousands turned out for the government protest toppling the statue. >> house and senate negotiators are reportedly putting the finishing touches on what would be the first successful budget agreement in years.
the life of nelson mandela. a hero who spent nearly three decades of his life in prison, fighting to end apartheid, only to lead the country itself upon his release. dignitaries from around the world will be arriving to take for his memorial and funeral. and abc's byron pitts is outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. byron? >> reporter: it's a bit loud here on the street outside of mr. mandela's home. people singing songs and chants from the movement mr. mandela lead here decades ago. all day long here, a steady stream of humanity, as people have shown up, sometimes entire families. here, we show their last respect to the man this entire nation so adored. as the world mourns the death of nelson mandela through song, dance and tears, details about his grand state funeral are coming out. >> we should all work together to organize the most befitting funeral. >> reporter: beginning tomorrow with a national day of prayer and reflection, for south africa. with an official service on tuesday in johannesburg, where thousands are expected to gather at the fnb stadium, the same stadium whe
to remember nelson mandela. people are gathering inside in churches and such already blocking houses of worship as they're expecting one of the biggest funerals on monday. >> two services dedicated this morning to the late nelson mandela including special songs. there will be special sermons. the services are at 9:00 and 11:00. >> i got the chance to sit down with reverend cecil williams from live memorial church friday. williams made mandela personally on three occasions including at the white house. he was first to greet mandela when he got off the plane for the visit to the bay area in 1990. >> he stepped out, you could tell he was above the visions. he was above anything that occurred that would take away from being with people and making sure that people understood he was going to be different. >> he really did have an amazing story to tell about his meeting with mandela. obviously an amazing guy in and of himself. wednesday 8:00 san francisco city hall will hold a very big service. there is a condolence book at the mayor's office that you can go and sign. leave your reflections
. travel is becomes near impossible as hundreds of flights are grounded a. >>> remembering nelson mandela. two days after his death, the crowds continue to grow celebrating a fearless man who taught the world about the power of reconciliation. this as his country and the world prepare to honor one of the nation's greatest leaders. saturday, september 7th, 2013. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with lester holt live from south africa, and erica hill live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> reporter: good morning. welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm lester holt in south africa. >> i'm erica hill here in studio 1a with jenna wolf and diagonally diagonally. we are happy you're back. >> i didn't want to come back unless a big news day. >> you were waiting for the big day. lefter is going to be with us from south africa as we cover what shais happening in south africa. >> jenna, welcome. >>> behind me is the mandela house. the house that he lived from in the mid '40s until the early '60s. it is now a museum in this sprawling township near johannesburg, so
funeral for nelson mandela. we'll take you to johannesburg where thousands have been paying tribute. >>> plus, the graphic and violent beating of a teenager goes viral online, but here's the question -- should the girl holding the camera -- not the one who threw the punch -- but the girl holding the camera face charges? what about the sites where the video is getting millions of hits? what about people, maybe you, who are boasting it on other sites? should you face charges, too? we'll have more later this morning on "newsroom." ♪ [ female announcer ] just about anywhere you use sugar, you can use splenda® no calorie sweetener. splenda® lets you experience the joy of sugar without all the calories. think sugar, say splenda™ the day building a play set begins with a surprise twinge of back pain... and a choice. take up to 4 advil in a day or 2 aleve for all day relief. [ male announcer ] that's handy. ♪ are still high in acidic content. if your enamel is exposed to acid and you brush it away, you know, then it's gone. i would recommend that they brush with pronamel. they don't
to take you to california live for the latest on his whereabouts. >>> and nelson mandela. you know him as an antiapartheid revolutionary, a prisoner, and as south africa's first black president. but what about an athlete? we'll take a look at his love of sports coming up. >>> a major storm is moving across the central part of this country. the dallas ft. worth area is one of the hardest hit places. an ice storm knocked out power for thousands and canceled hundreds s of flights. much of the state is plunged into bone-chilling cold. the city cancelled the marathon ask scheduled for tomorrow. in tennessee the state of emergency has been declare bid the governor because of the weather. andrew peterson is joining us live now from a very chilly memphis. i mentioned dallas had a marathons that been canceled for tomorrow. what's the status of the memphis marathon that was also scheduled? >> reporter: yeah, unfortunately that was canceled as well. it was an important decision. 20,000 people were expected to come into the city of memphis and you think about that commute time during the highest
to pay tribute to nelson mandela, other tributes will be made by world leaders who are also expected ahead of a memorial on tuesday at the stadium. and south africa's first black president died last week on tuesday and we are if -- in johannesburg and what are they doing for the mediva? >> reporter: they are making up the state funeral of nelson mandela in an hour or sos time and in cape town will sit in parliament and special session the last time nelson mandela appeared was 2010 to mark the 20st and verse of of his release from prison and with the national congress mps mandela and second wife and oldest grandson will be there as will the last leader of apartheid south africa. and elsewhere of course attention will turn to the arriving tidal wave of leaders and dignitaries and celebrities arriving here and the u.s. president expected later as for as three other former presidents and dozens more for this enormous memorial service that will take place in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 world cup and something that nelson mandela had a lot to do with bringing it to south
way in south africa this morning to say good-bye to nelson mande underway inla south africa to s good bye to nelson mandela. lester is live with the latest. >>> and it is off. prince harry's race to the south pole cancelled. that doesn't mean the royal is giving up on his mission to reach the bottom of the world. >>> from nbc news this is a special edition of "today" with lester holt live from south africa and erica hill live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> as wee mentioned, lester hol in soweto, south africa, where the official events to honor the life of nelson mandela are under way today. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning, erica. today was the official day of prayer and reflection. all that notwithstanding, it continues to be a day or a week of celebration of the life of nelson mandela. people here in the streets in soweto once again celebrating his life. we'll tell you about that. we'll tell you about the services held across south africa today from parks to churches as people gather to remember the father of their country. we will also tell you the specific
, president obama heading to south africa where crowds are mourning and celebrating nelson mandela. we'll have a live report on the president's expected role in tomorrow's public memorial service. >>> and right now, 85-year-old merrill newman resting at his home in california after spending more than a month in captivity in north korea. he's also sharing new details about his ordeal, including the menu. hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting today from washington. it doesn't seem to matter where you are in the united states today. we all have one thing in common. pretty much miserable weather. if you're headed to the airport, pag your patience. more than a thousand flights already have been canceled today. on the roads, it's no better. this was the scene in yonkers, outside new york city. police say 30 people were injured in a 24-plus car pile-up on the bronx river parkway late last night. one reminder, falling ice posing a huge threat. a sheet of melting ice fell to the ground in plano, texas, damaging at least eight parked cars. thankfully no people were on street at the time. cnn is covering all
is mourning the death and celebrating the life of nelson mandela. a hero who spent nearly three decades of his life in prison. dignitaries from around the world will be arriving to take part in his funeral. and byron pitts is in jo hons hansburg. >> reporter: all day long here, a steady stream of humanity, as people have shown up, sometimes entire families. here, we show their last respect for the man this entire nation so adored. as the world mourns the death of nelson mandela through song, dance and tears, details about his grand staged funeral are coming out. >> we all work together to organize the most befitting funeral. >> reporter: beginning tomorrow with a national day of prayer and reflection, for south africa. with an official service on tuesday in johannesburg, where thousands are expected to gather at the fnb stadium, the same stadium where mandela made his last appearance during the 2010 world cup. the services are expected to be the largest in generations, with prominent leaders and dignitaries across the globe attending. including president obama and the first lady, who travel to
and will do so forever. >> remarkable. well, nelson mandela inspired people around the world to make an impact. for more on his charitable legacy and how you can also make an impact and get involved go to cnn.com/impact. >>> you are in the cnn newsroom. hi, everybody. i'm deborah feyerick. this weekend across several states, you guessed it, winter came early and winter came fast. in just 24 hours temperatures went from spring-like to below freezing in texas, oklahoma, arkansas and tennessee. this isn't the fluffy stuff, the stuff you go out and have a good time in. we we are talking about sleep and frozen slush and high winds that are making driving dangerous and knocking out power to hundreds of homes. days ago it was 75, while it will not be above freezing at all this weekend. in oklahoma, crews work to clear highways that are snow packed and dangerous and they are open being kitsch yechbs and warming s -- opening kitchens and watching centers across the state. it's 20 degrees colder than normal, the sun has gone down, that's my worst part of covering weather. how long does this cold snap la
. but nelson mandela did, and so did dr. martin luther king, jr. so what made these men true leaders? reverend king's niece will join me next to tell us. [ ship horn blows ] no, no, no! stop! humans. one day we're coming up with the theory of relativity, the next... not so much. but that's okay. you're covered with great ideas like optional better car replacement from liberty mutual insurance. total your car, and we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. learn about it at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >> my next guess says that nell nelson mandela was a gift to the world. a dignitary, warrior, a man of character and integrity. she could say those same words to describe her uncle, the reverend martin luther king, jr. nelson mandela and reverend martin luther king, jr., two men who truly did change the world. joining me is dr. alveda king, dr. king's niece. thank you for joining me. >> hel
prochted by his praise of nelson mandela, and our political panel looks at the republican charm offensive, bill's hillary crusade, and what harry reid said. this is "state of the union." all the world is a stage and there are lots of actors these days. president obama acknowledge the u.s. would accept a peaceful nuclear energy program in iran. 85-year-old merrill newman is back on u.s. soil and with family after being detained. north korean authorities seized newman off a departing plane more than a month ago. joining me now, congressman michael mccall, chairman of the house homeland security and congressman adam schiff, a member of the house select intelligence committee. thanks for coming in on a snowy day. not always easy in washington. i want to start with merrill newman because i know his son is in your district and you had been back and forth with him. why did north korea seize him and why did they let him go? >> it's a very good question, and i'm not sure we'll ever know completely the answer. it may be as the north koreans have said that as a personal peek, they found out about hi
90 heads of state as the nation prepares to honor the life nelson mandela. >> oh, boy. falling ice in texas, of all places. crashing into parked cars. thankfully not people. severe weather continues right across the country. >>> and soccer fans turning violent in brazil, causing police to use tear gas and rubber bullets to stop the fighting. welcome to around the world". i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm michael holmes. thanks for your company. we'd like to welcome viewers not just here in the united states but indeed, all around the world. >>> day four of the mourning period for nelson mandela, and the world's focus on south africa unwavering. >> and that is how it is done. there is sadness mixed also with celebration. you see the dancers there as mourners flock to mandela's home in johannesburg. people of all different faiths, races, backgrounds together paying tribute to the icon who reshaped the country and really became a global symbol of peace. the diversity of the crowds a testament to what he accomplished in that once bitterly segregate the society. >> leaders from around the wo
legend nelson mandela. tomorrows memorial service will serve as a rare reunion of nearly all of the living american presidents. kpix5 is in the news room now and the number of dig any tar its i imagine is giving south african police quite a security challenge. >> reporter: yes, frank. more than 80,000 mourners are expected to attend the memorial and thousands of police officers will be on hand and right now a memorial outside nelson mandela's former home is growing as well as a crowd of south africans who have come together since his death. >> police are preparing today for a memorial service for nelson mandela at a soccer stadium tomorrow. president obama leaves this morning for south africa where he will attend the massive public memorial. former presidents bush, clinton and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of state, making it one of the largest gatherings the world leaders in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> the head of south africa's national defense force says the country is prepared for the challenge of keeping so many dignitar
. really interesting. thank you for that. coming up next, we're going to ofk at the life and legacy nelson mandela. here's u2's bono. operation on his tear duct because when he worked on robin island in the salt the salt burned out his tear ducts. this figure that will be remembered not just in in africaca, not just everywhere na, asia, everywhere, the man who could to tearsany people himself could not cry. >> national leaders are mourning the death of south african president nelson mandela. beloved nelson mandela, of ournding president democratic nation, has departed. the mostlost one of influential, courageous and good human beings that any of us will share time .ith on this earth he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. lightsof the brightest of our world has gone out. alson mandela was not just hero of our time but a hero of time. >> nelson mandela was a giant and humane inspiration. >> mandela leaves his country a important principles to govern by. but how will south africa, a nation still on unsettled his legacy and move it forward? we want to bring in our panel. nadine wo
in until the latter half of the day. >>> to south africa. a nation in mourning over the loss of nelson mandela. flags across the country remain at half-staff and will stay that way until mr. mandela is buried. michelle kaczynski is outside his home. tell us what you are seeing there. >> singing and dancing until at least 3:00 in the morning. even on the second day. i think what immediately strikes you and touches you is the incredible diversity of this crowd. people still coming together with their entire families and their friends. they will come here with a feeling of togetherness of truly moving sense of community. one boy 7 years old, drew a picture of house and trees. he drove here from a tiny village four hours away. she said a school was built. she said because of mandela, her child and the other kids there have a good education. plus, a huge pad of flowers on the gates lead to go mandela's home. people having their own gatherings. they will come here where they feel closer to mandela where he lived as well as closer to each other. >> michelle, we're having a little bit of troub
and legacy of celebrated antiapartheid leader nelson mandela who died earlier this week. his family is speaking out today forth first time paul is streaming live from johannesburg, south africa, with more on this. paul? >> reporter: it's two full days now since nelson mandela passed away and the crowds here are getting larger if that's possible to say. we just got a momentary lull behind me now but the crowds are getting larger every day. i would say that it's at least double the size of the crowd that was here outside the house yesterday. in fact, this is the african way of recognizing someone's passing by in some cases singing and dancing to truly celebrate his life. even nelson mandela's grandson visited the house with other family members and dignitaries to help the fest i. atmosphere. he was seen kissing babies and shaking hands. mr. mandela would not talk to fox news. he wanted and -- well, when i say wanted, he's due to appear in court. he's been taken to court by other members of the family because he illegally dug up members of the family who have deceased and moved them il
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